Why visit Cordoba in spring: Patio Festival

 Cordoba: Patio Contests in Spring

Cordoba: Patio Contests in Spring

In the second week of May, Cordoba hosts the contest of the patios, to display and select the best patio in the historic center of the city. The then mayor of the city started the contest in 1918, and now the contest draws hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to see the beautiful patios, filled with flowers. The patios are inside private residences, and the owners of the houses open up their patios to the public.

Cordoba Patio festival

Cordoba Patio festival

Cordoba patio festival

Cordoba patio festival

This is a feast of colors and scents: they have potted plants on the floors of the patio, as well as on the walls.  The colors of the flowers and the perfumes will enchant everyone who loves flowers.

We were there in April and came across a few beautiful decorations within the narrow lanes of Cordoba and also the Municipality office of Cordoba. Most of the flowers we saw in April there, were Geraniums.

Patio Contests in Cordoba

Patio Contests in Cordoba

This was a restaurant just at the beginning of the Judaira (the Jewish quarters)

Patio Contests in Cordoba

Patio Contests in Cordoba

This too was a small restaurant in the lanes of the Old Jewish quarter of Cordoba

Patio Contests in Cordoba

Patio Contests in Cordoba

And this was the inner courtyard, or the patio, of the municipality office of Cordoba

Patio Contests in Cordoba

Patio Contests in Cordoba

This is my favorite picture

Here is the link to the Cordoba Patio Festival/Competetion website with more information about the festival and tickets

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